Seagate GoFlex Home Gives Time Capsule a Run for Its Money

screenshot_01Hot on the heels of their new GoFlex family of hard drives, Seagate has released their new GoFlex Home network storage system. This device connects to a wireless router so that everyone in your home can easily access files and also backup their files wirelessly and continuously, whether they’re a Mac or a PC. Yes, the concept here is very similar to Apple’s Time Capsule. And this centralized storage system is also compatible with Time Machine, but it also comes with its own dedicated backup software for both Windows and Mac. On top of that, the GoFlex Home also lets user stream photos, movies, and music to most network connected DLNA devices – that includes many game consoles, and the GoFlex TV HD media player. The GoFlex Home will be available in 1TB and 2TB capacities, although its modular design will let you upgrade the drive by removing the drive from the base and replacing it with a higher capacity GoFlex Desk hard drive, or by connecting an external drive via its USB port. This same USB port can be used to attach a printer for sharing on your wireless network. The GoFlex Home network storage system will retail for $159.99 for the 1TB version and $229.99 for 2TB.